Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report November 8, 2001

The lake is at 163.41ft msl and remains stable at approximately 8 1/2ft below high pool. Repairs have been made to the dam and the gates have been close. SRA will let the lake rise to 168ft before releasing any water. For available ramps having access to the lake, you can visit the Sabine River Authority’s web-site at www.sra.dst.tx.us. Extreme caution should still be used when running areas other than the river channel proper. Some good fish are being caught but the bite is slow and the fish are scattered. On the north end of the lake the key is fishing the river channel proper. Jigs, crank baits and soft plastics fished on the river shelf and ledges around structure working best. Work root systems, lay downs, and brush tops. Fire-tiger crank-baits, watermelon soft plastics and black/blue jigs working best. As the water continues to cool, look for the bass to start chasing shad in the back of the coves and shallow pockets. Shallow diving crank baits, spinner baits, traps and top water plugs will all be productive. Crappie starting to gang up on the river channel ledges. Shiners working best when fished over brush piles.

Water Temp: 72

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